- Associated Press
- Apr 27, 2020
A crowdfunding campaign for three African American churches in Louisiana recently gutted by arson was climbing Tuesday after social media posts urged the public not to forget the plight of the small houses of worship as the eyes of the world were on the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.
New York’s World Trade Center will pay tribute to Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday.
Notre Dame in Paris is not the first great cathedral to suffer a devastating fire, and it probably won’t be the last.In a sense, that is good news. A global army of experts and craftspeople can be called on for the long, complex process of restoring the gutted landmark.
The disfigurement of Notre Dame, the splendid cathedral that has watched over the French capital for centuries and is now a blackened wreck mourned around the globe, felt to Parisians like a body blow.
Firefighters declared success Tuesday in a more than 12-hour battle to extinguish an inferno engulfing Paris’s iconic Notre Dame cathedral that claimed its spire and roof, but spared its bell towers and the purported Crown of Christ.
The day after a fire devastated Notre Dame Cathedral, Pope Francis has written French Archbishop Michel Aupetit to say, “I associate myself with your sadness, as well as that of the faithful of your diocese, the inhabitants of Paris and all the French.”